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Should the Ravens Retire Lewis' Number?

  1. Voted Yes (206 votes [97.17%])

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  2. No (6 votes [2.83%])

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#1 flaccopoe

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:43 PM

Should the Baltimore Ravens retire Ray Lewis' number? The 16-year old franchise has never retired a number before. Ray Lewis has been with them from the beginning and led them to a Super Bowl win in the franchise's 4th season of existence, earning the Super Bowl MVP award. He has monumentally elevated the profile of a young, small-market team and is arguably the best linebacker ever. Keep in mind it's not guaranteed; the Cowboys and Raiders, 2 long and storied franchises, have never retired a number, in addition to several other young teams.

Edited by flaccopoe, 06 January 2013 - 08:48 PM.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:44 PM

This is a silly poll, man. Of course they should....and will.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:44 PM

You cray...........
He is the face of the franchise. If he isn't retired nuke effects
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:47 PM

This is a silly poll, man. Of course they should....and will.


Several storied teams have never retired players. The Cowboys and Raiders, most notably.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:48 PM

Should the Baltimore Ravens retire Ray Lewis' number? The 16-year old franchise has never retired a number before. Ray Lewis has been with them from the beginning and led them to a Super Bowl win in the franchise's 4th season of existence, earning the Super Bowl MVP award. He has monumentally elevated the profile of a young, small-market team and is arguably the best linebacker ever.


what do you think brah? lol!

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:48 PM

I'm usually against retiring of numbers but Ray Lewis deserves more than his name in the ROH. Because of his tenure and what he has meant not only to the Ravens but to people around the city seeing another Raven in a 52 jersey just wouldn't feel right.

Edited by Hardbaugh, 06 January 2013 - 08:49 PM.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:49 PM

No way do they let anyone else touch this number. No way.

If they do, that young buck better be in the league for a few years proving he can fill those damn shoes!

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:50 PM

Yes
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:51 PM

Hee hee
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:52 PM

I don't think I'd want his number even if they didnt retire it.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:53 PM

what do you think brah? lol!

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That's what I'm asking! As displayname reminded me, the Cowboys, Raiders, Jaguars, Jaguars and Texans have never done it, either!
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:53 PM

Even if #52 is never officially retired, it won't be in circulation, much like JO's #75 or OJ's #57.

Edited by Ed_Reed20, 06 January 2013 - 08:54 PM.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:54 PM

I've always been strongly against retiring numbers, but in the case of # 52, it needs to be retired.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:55 PM

Yes. #52 should always be exclusively associated with Ray Lewis.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:01 PM

Of course. Only fitting that he is the first retired number. Since the very beginning no one but Ray has had the number 52, and that should never change.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:02 PM

It's really hard to say a franchise so young should retire a number, but at the same time, how can you not? 52 and 75 started this franchise, and deserve to be retired.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:04 PM

It's always been retired in my mind. Because every year on madden when Ray goes I never allow anyone to wear it, if they drafted with the number or sign with the number I change it.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:05 PM

Several storied teams have never retired players. The Cowboys and Raiders, most notably.


We are the Ravens. Your argument is irrelevant.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:06 PM

Not to insult the original poster, but why is this even a question? Even if they didn't do it officially, no rookie is likely to have the guts to even try to take that number and no vet woud let him. Ravens personnel would probably be unlikely to do anything like that either, I bet.

That's what I'm asking! As displayname reminded me, the Cowboys, Raiders, Jaguars, Jaguars and Texans have never done it, either!

They never had Ray Lewis.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:08 PM

Not to insult the original poster, but why is this even a question? Even if they didn't do it officially, no rookie is likely to have the guts to even try to take that number and no vet woud let him. Ravens personnel would probably be unlikely to do anything like that either, I bet.


They never had Ray Lewis.


It was a legitimate question! The Cowboys and Raiders have been blessed with some of the greatest football players of all time, yet they've never retired a number.
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